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Farming the Home Place
A Japanese Community in California, 1919–1982
Valerie J. Matsumoto
In 1919, against a backdrop of a long history of anti-Asian nativism, a handful of Japanese families established Cortez Colony in a bleak pocket of the San Joachin Valley. Valerie Matsumoto chronicles conflicts within the community as well as...



Forgotten Men and Fallen Women
The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives
Holly Allen
Holly Allen explores popular and official narratives of forgotten manhood, fallen womanhood, and other social and moral archetypes during the Great Depression and the Second World...



From Servants to Workers
South African Domestic Workers and the Democratic State
Shireen Ally
In the past decade, hundreds of thousands of women from poorer countries have braved treacherous journeys to richer countries to work as poorly paid domestic workers. Scholars and activists denounce compromised forms of citizenship that expose these...



The Future of Us All
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City
Roger Sanjek
Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's...



Gender and Racial Inequality at Work
The Sources and Consequences of Job Segregation
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey



A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism
Christopher Douglas
Uncovering the unacknowledged role of sociology and anthropology in nourishing the politics and forms of minority writers in America.



A Gift of the Spirit
Reading "The Souls of Black Folk"
Eugene Victor Wolfenstein
In A Gift of the Spirit, Eugene Victor Wolfenstein offers a reading of W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk aimed at demonstrating its organic unity and coherence. He takes as his interpretive key the experience of the color line with which Du...



Growing Up Muslim
Muslim College Students in America Tell Their Life Stories
Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny present fourteen personal essays by college students of the Muslim faith who are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants to the United...



Healing Identities
Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Groups
Cynthia Burack
Group identifications famously pose the problem of destructive rhetoric and action against others. Cynthia Burack brings together the theory work of women of color and the tools of psychoanalysis to examine the effects of group collaborations...



Hispanas de Queens
Latino Panethnicity in a New York City Neighborhood
Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood— Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities—Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian...



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